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Wear Red for Women OOTD LinkUp

Hello friends and welcome to the 2015 “Wear Red for Women” OOTD LinkUp. 

Go Red for Women Linkup

Robin and I have been excited all week in anticipation of this day, not only because it brings awareness to women and heart disease, but also because it is our first linkup!


We started the week with Good for the Soul Soulfood recipes and ways in which to eat healthier, lowering sodium and cutting back on red meat.  The alarming statistics explains why it is so very important to be heart healthy, so today we’re celebrating each other by wearing red and taking the pledge to keep ours healthy all year long.  

Please show your support by linking up with us and show off your fabulosity in a cute little RED DRESS, skirt, pants or even a pair of shorts and sandals!

Please note that all entries will also be posted to my Go Red for Women Pinterest board.

Little Red Dress purchased from Ross


This little red dress was purchased at Ross and the Jessica Simpson peep-toe pumps were from Charmingly Linda’s Consignment Shop in West Chester, PA.

Jessica Simpson peep-toe pumps

GO RED FOR WOMEN 010 New Year ~ New You


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Heart Healthy Begins with an A B C Smoothie


Heart Healthy Begins with an A B C ~ Smoothie!


*Women are strong. We are smart. We solve problems. Women can do anything men can do. And, there are some things we’re even better at – dying of heart disease and stroke. Like breaking barriers? Go Red! And help break the one against heart disease.

It’s not just a man’s disease. Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. But we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

When it comes to beating heart disease and stroke, change can be the cure. Make a change at

Go Red For Women is about much more than wearing red on National Wear Red Day. It’s about making a change.”
Staying heart healthy can begin with eating these 3 things everyday.




avocados Avocados  – fats account for around three quarters of the calorie count of an avocado. Most of it is monounsaturated fat, in the form of oleic acid. Monounsaturated fat is considered to be a “good fat” which reduces levels of bad cholesterol in your blood and lowers your risk of stroke and heart disease.



Bananas are a great source of vitamin B6. According to the American Heart Association, B vitamins help break down homocysteine—an amino acid that at high levels is related to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.


Carrots are a very good source of both antioxidant alpha and beta carotene, which are converted in the body to retinol (vitamin A), good for skin, lungs, immune system and heart health.

Salads and smoothies are great ways in which to include heart healthy ingredients into your daily diet.  If you don’t like “green” smoothies why not try an ABC Smoothie using ALMOND MILK, BANANAS AND CARROTS.

Smoothie made with Almond milk, banana and carrots


What is your favorite way to make a smoothie?

I’m getting so excited, and can’t wait to see you at Friday’s link party with me and the lovely Robin @robincharmagne as you show us your “Wear Red for Women” OOTD (outfit of the day).



Smoothie made with Almond milk, banana and carrots